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Healthy Living and Eating with Marina Thursday, May 16

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Healthy Living and Eating with Marina

  • Date: May 16, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Price: $25.00
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Healthy Living/Healthy Eating

Do you feel you don’t have time to cook or eat a healthy meal? Are you overwhelmed just by the idea of a healthy week meal planning? Do you end up buying pre-packaged foods or visiting too many drive thrus? Come to this workshop with Marina Boldrini Rivelis of Taste of Real Food and you will go home with the tools and more information to organize, plan and make delicious, quick and easy weeknight meals! Information, recipes and weekly meal ideas will be provided.

Your ticket includes: Two beef or veggie empanadas (turnovers) and one glass of Malbec wine!


  • Let’s have a conversation about staple products we buy while grocery shopping. Learn to read labels and compare nutritional facts and ingredients. We will read labels together and compare products (E.g. tomato sauce, bread, bread crumbs, beef and chicken, eggs, butter, dressings, stocks/broth, cheese, miso and fermented foods, pasta, olive oil and balsamic vinegar).
  • I will share and show how to make some simple recipes that are super fast and can be made ahead of time. Learn to put together a nutritious meal in less than 30 minutes from “chopping to table.”  This will be demonstrated.
  • Easy dressings to make ahead. Demonstration
  • Pie crusts – Demonstration
  • Everything you can make with Ground Beef, multiple recipes.
  • Breaded beef and chicken
  • Sauces – tips to make the best tomato sauce, stir fry sauce and pesto variations. Demonstration
  • Veggie chopping

Weeknight meals for when you can plan..and when you can’t.  We will make a weekly meal plan but will also have pre-made food for those days when planning ahead is not an option!


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If this class does not meet the minimum participation requirement, you will be notified of the cancellation within one week of the start date.

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